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Chris Craft Capitan
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1 1886 Thu December 19, 1996
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Description: Chris Craft Capitan
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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Thu December 19, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:







Summary of design:
26 foot LOA, displacement about 4,000 lbs, daysailer
acer
for the era, sloop rig, 8'beam, draft aprox 5'.

Key features:
Large 9'long cockpit, fixed bulb keel, tiller steering,
skeg mounted rudder, deck stepped mast (30'long), motor well
to conceal outboard.

Strengths:
perfect daysailer
acer on a budget. Very solid construction
solid fiberglass hull, plywood laminated deck. Sturdy hardware
twin stays. No trace of blisters. Looks beautiful. Classic lines
with lots of brightwork. Fixed head. Trailerable.

Weaknessess:
Age may have taken toll on deck and topsides. We painted deck
with Interlux Interthane Plus (with foam rollers,3 coats), and
buffed out oxidized topsides with car buffer & medium grit compound.
Also had to replace externally mounted keelbolts and reglass some hull
to bulkhead joins (precaution). Brightwork was also shabby, lots of
replacement, sanding, epoxy, varnish, etc. Greatest expenses were
time (about 4 months in between seasons), paint & supplies, rechroming
deck hardware (cheaper than replacement).

Satisfaction:
Huge satisfaction. All work completed by 2'nd boating season, sailed
both seasons. Recieve many, many compliments. All fixes, upgrades done
ourselves saved big $, required basic tools, trial & error. We now have
a veritable work of art to enjoy for many years to come, and have gained
priceless experience.









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